Re: [PATCH] clk: Use a separate struct for holding init data.

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On 04/25/2012 10:58 PM, Saravana Kannan wrote:
Create a struct clk_init_data to hold all data that needs to be passed from
the platfrom specific driver to the common clock framework during clock
registration. Add a pointer to this struct inside clk_hw.

This has several advantages:
* Completely hides struct clk from many clock platform drivers and static
   clock initialization code that don't care for static initialization of
   the struct clks.
* For platforms that want to do complete static initialization, it removed
   the need to directly mess with the struct clk's fields while still
   allowing to statically allocate struct clk. This keeps the code more
   future proof even if they include clk-private.h.
* Simplifies the generic clk_register() function and allows adding optional
   fields in the future without modifying the function signature.
* Simplifies the static initialization of clocks on all platforms by
   removing the need for forward delcarations or convoluted macros.


diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
index 90627e4..8ea11b4 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
@@ -167,6 +167,7 @@ struct clk *clk_register_divider(struct device *dev, const char *name,


diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c b/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
index b555a04..cbd2462 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
@@ -52,6 +52,7 @@ struct clk *clk_register_fixed_rate(struct device *dev, const char *name,


diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-gate.c b/drivers/clk/clk-gate.c
index 0021616..578465e 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk-gate.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk-gate.c
@@ -119,6 +119,7 @@ struct clk *clk_register_gate(struct device *dev, const char *name,


diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-mux.c b/drivers/clk/clk-mux.c
index 6e58f11..8e97491 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk-mux.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk-mux.c
@@ -95,6 +95,7 @@ struct clk *clk_register_mux(struct device *dev, const char *name,

I would really like to remove these functions. At least until we add device tree support where each clock is listed in device tree.

At present, these functions seem to be abused more than actually being used appropriately. IMHO, these should not be used to register clocks in your probe function by calling these functions one at a time. Just declare the clocks statically and call clk_register in a loop on them.

The only time I see these functions as being appropriate is when the list of clocks in your device is detected by actually probing (reading registers) HW or by parsing device tree (haven't followed it closely, but still seems to be work in progress).


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